The First Forty Days

Author: Heng Ou
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
ISBN: 1617691836
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre:

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou's own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of "confinement," in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely "bounce back" after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline--a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance. The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be--the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

The First Forty Days

Author: Heng Ou
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129418
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth. As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance. The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth. The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

A Natural Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Author: Dean Raffelock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583331387
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explains how women can attain optimum health following delivery through a program that incorporates nutritional supplements, dietary changes, exercise, hormone balance, medicinal herbs, and possible medication.

Mother Rising

Author: Yana Cortlund
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 9780307816283
Release Date: 2012-05-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Different from a baby shower, where gifts are lavished upon the soon-to-be-born child, a blessingway ceremony honors the mother-to-be and creates a circle of support that will cradle her as she prepares to give birth. Surrounded by the most important women in her life, she can explore the challenges and joys that lie before her, gaining a sense of power and confidence that will help her rise to motherhood. MOTHER RISING shows women how to organize and personalize a blessingway for the expecting friends and family-an experience that will give the mother-to-be the best possible gifts of deep happiness, serenity, and abundance of love. A resource for planning and hosting a blessingway ceremony-a woman-centered celebration of the journey into motherhood. Ideal gift for or from an expectant mother who wants a more meaningful and transformational experience than the traditional, gift-focused baby shower. Outlines the five stages of the blessingway ritual, from establishing a safe and sacred space to honoring and pampering the mother-to-be. Finalist in both the 2004 Independent Publisher Book Awards and Foreword magazine's Book of the Year Awards. Features sidebars, inspirational quotations, resources, and checklists.

Nurture

Author: Erica Chidi Cohen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452152632
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful and comprehensive pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to the baby's first weeks. Including supportive and encouraging self-care and mindfulness exercises along with more than 40 charming and helpful illustrations, here's everything a modern mama would want to know: fetal development, nutrition support for every month of pregnancy, making birth choices, the basics of breastfeeding, and more.

The Fourth Trimester

Author: Kimberly Ann Johnson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781611804003
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Mother and child

A guide to help support women through post-partum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels. This holistic guide offers practical advice to support women through postpartum healing on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual levels--and provides women with a roadmap to this very important transition that can last from a few months to a few years. Kimberly Ann Johnson draws from her vast professional experience as a doula, postpartum consultant, yoga teacher, body worker, and women's health care advocate, and from the healing traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbalism--as well as her own personal experience--to cover * how you can prepare your body for birth; * how you can organize yourself and your household for the best possible transition to motherhood; * simple practices and home remedies to facilitate healing and restore energy; * how to strengthen relationships and aid the return to sex; * learning to exercise safely postpartum; * carrying your baby with comfort; * exploring the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise postpartum; * and much more.

Sitting Moon

Author: Daoshing Ni
Publisher: Sevenstar Communications
ISBN: 1887575294
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

Sitting Moon provides women with information on how to prepare for a new child and how to have a healthy postpartum period. The book includes information on nutrition, especially Chinese nutrition, what physical changes a new mother might expect, common ailments and how to help heal them, qi gong, acupressure, meditation, and exercise. Also includes recipes for the first four weeks after birth and meal plans.

The Doula s Guide to Empowering Your Birth

Author: Lindsey Bliss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781558328952
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

Experienced doula, Linsey Bliss, shows you how to prepare physically and mentally for every element of having a child, from pregnancy to fourth trimester in The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth. Lindsey Bliss, who has assisted as a doula at hundreds of births and is herself a mother of seven, reveals here all the wisdom and advice that doulas share with the new mothers who hire them. The Doula's Guide to Empowering Your Birth covers the period from pregnancy through labor and birth to fourth trimester healing. The focus, however, is on preparing for birth--including topics like how to pick the right childbirth class and the right birthing method. You’ll also see how to assemble the team of professionals, family members, and friends who will support you through labor and birth, and how to approach last-minute decisions about pain medications and cesarean sections. Bliss's tone throughout is at once authoritative and confident as well as warm and encouraging. Her concern in her practice as well as in these pages is to listen to and help secure each new mom's own personal vision of a birthing experience that is safe, fulfilling, and meaningful.

After the Baby s Birth

Author: Robin Lim
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1587611104
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Family & Relationships

The first few weeks and months after a baby'¬?s birth can be a wonderful and confusing time. While trying to discover the best ways to care for her child, new (and experienced) mothers often neglect their own health. It is essential, however, that mothers pay as much attention to their own wellness as they pay to their baby'¬?s health and happiness during this crucial time. In a completely revised and updated edition of AFTER THE BABY'¬?S BIRTH, childcare and women'¬?s-wellness expert Robin Lim guides mothers through the best methods of mother and baby postpartum care, including parental nurturing, breastfeeding, the role of the father, nutrition, and early sensory education. Focusing on natural and wholesome practices, AFTER THE BABY'¬?S BIRTH is a sensitive, practical guide to post-pregnancy health.‚Ä¢ Includes touching personal stories based on real-life experiences of mothers.‚Ä¢ Features a collection of delicious recipes formulated especially for postpartum women, plus a special chapter dedicated to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.‚Ä¢ Original edition sold 30,000 copies.

The Fourth Trimester

Author: Susan Brink
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520267121
Release Date: 2013-02-02
Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

The first three months of a baby’s life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed “operating manual” for newborns presents a new paradigm of a baby's early life that shifts our focus and alters our priorities. Combining the latest scientific findings with real-life stories and experiences, Susan Brink examines critical dimensions of newborn development such as eating and nutrition, bonding and attachment, sleep patterns, sensory development, pain and pleasure, and the creation of foundations for future advancement. Brink offers well-informed, practical information and the reasons behind her advice so that parents and caretakers can make their own decisions about how to care for a newborn during this crucial period. The Fourth Trimester assures readers that infants are as biologically capable as they are physically helpless. They thrive on what is readily available in every household: consistent, loving attention.

The Essential Homebirth Guide

Author: Jane E. Drichta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451668636
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: • Building a supportive homebirth community • Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period • Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends • Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you • Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues • Preparing your home and your family for the big day

Natural Health after Birth

Author: Aviva Jill Romm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781594775949
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Provides essential advice for adjusting to the many challenges facing women during the first year after giving birth. • Offers practical tips for finding balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self. • Provides helpful herbal tips and recipes and includes gentle yoga exercises. • Addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. • By the author of The Natural Pregnancy Book and Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide. New mothers need care and support to adjust to the myriad challenges facing them after birth: changing body image, lifestyle, work arrangements, and relationships. Midwife, herbalist, and mother of four, Aviva Jill Romm shares her insights into how to make this crucial time a happy one. She provides essential advice for preparing for the postpartum period, coping during the first few days after the birth, establishing a successful breast-feeding relationship, getting enough rest, eating well even with a hectic schedule, and finding time to regain strength and tone with gentle yoga exercises. Woven throughout are helpful herbal tips and recipes to make the first year of motherhood a naturally healthy one. Natural Health after Birth also addresses a new mother's need to replenish her body, mind, and spirit so that she can nurture her child. This book provides support both for women who plan to be home full or part time during the first year and those who must return to their jobs soon after the birth. With humor and compassion, Romm offers mothers practical wisdom for attaining the delicate balance between being fully immersed in the beautiful but demanding path of motherhood and maintaining a sense of self.

Placenta The Forgotten Chakra

Author: Robin Lim
Publisher:
ISBN: 0976290758
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Journey through the traditions, myths, facts and rituals concerning Placenta... the Forgotten Chakra. This book blends respect for culture and respect for nature, while standing firmly on scientific research that confirms what midwives have long known: the most gentle, time honored, least invasive birth protocols are best. For Birth Keepers and for expectant families, who, for each baby, have a once in a lifetime opportunity to go slowly and prevent birth trauma, it is a must read. Because peace begins with each child, it makes perfect sense to practice birth without violence.

Nourished Beginnings Baby Food

Author: Renee Kohley
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781624143137
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Cooking

Nurturing Nutrition for Your Beautiful Baby Start your baby on a nutrient-dense journey by preparing his or her first foods from scratch with healthy whole-food ingredients. Steal their taste palates away from processed ingredients by getting back to the basics. Your care in the first years will result in a child who knows where their food comes from and who won’t shy away from fresh vegetables or wholesome ingredients. Plus, the recipes come together in a pinch and will save you time and money along the way. Renee Kohley’s healthy foods nurture not just baby, but are delicious for the rest of the family, too. With recipes such as Bone Broth for baby transformed into Fresh Spring Vegetable Soup for the rest of the family, Renee provides simple tips to feed more hungry mouths faster, easier, cheaper and more nutritiously. With everything from single-ingredient purees for newborns to fuller meals that incorporate grains, nuts and legumes for toddlers, you have all your bases covered. With Nourished Beginnings Baby Food you will help your child develop healthy eating habits for life.

Mother s Nature

Author: Andrea Alban Gosline
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1573241520
Release Date: 2002-05-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

A thoughtful gift for a baby shower or for Mothers' Day, this compendium of ancient lore and useful advice is exquisitely illustrated. The essays celebrate the journey of motherhood -- from naming rites to charming "17th Century Childcare" tips. Includes selections from well- known authors such as Amy Tan, Alice Walker, and Isabel Allende.